Volunteer

Join Our Team!

Thank you for your interest! We have two upcoming volunteer orientations. The first is Friday, July 14th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Old Town Library Community room #1. This orientation is for adult only volunteers, with dog experience, that are ready to complete training and start shelter dog walking quickly. To sign up for the July 14th Adult Dog Walking Volunteer Orientation CLICK HERE.

On Sunday, August 6th from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Harmony Library Community Room will be an orientation for anyone, including adult and youth partner teams. To sign up for the August 6th General Volunteer Orientation CLICK HERE.

The online volunteer application can be completed HERE. You may also fill out a paper volunteer application by picking one up at the orientation. At the orientations you will be able to sign up for hands-on training at the shelter and pay the volunteer fee. Please note space is limited for both of these orientations. We’ll schedule future orientations soon! For more information email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@animalhousehelp.org

The volunteer program at Animal House offers something for everyone! From families to individuals, we can accommodate your schedule and interests. Thank you for helping save lives!

Dog Walking

Give one on one time to a shelter dog while providing exercise for both of you! Our dogs rely on our volunteers for one on one enrichment time. The time commitment is flexible, our dogs can be walked 7 days a week between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. All volunteers must complete an application and go through volunteer training. Children 10+ years with their parent or guardian are welcome to volunteer at Animal House. You must be 18 years or older to volunteer without a parent or guardian.

Event Volunteers

Be an ambassador! A fun way to help our animals get more exposure and to spread awareness about Animal House! Assist with local weekend events for dog adoptions and information tables. Train to become an Event Lead as well! The time commitment is flexible but up to 4 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. Occasionally events do take place on weeknights. All volunteers must complete an application and attend volunteer training and volunteer dog walking training. After completing multiple dog walking shifts (totaling 6 hours or more), volunteers may then sign up to attend the event volunteer training class. You must be 18 years or older to volunteer for weekend adoption events, fundraising events and information tables.

Fundraising Events

It takes a team to plan our successful fundraising events includingChoice City Comedy Night, Run Fur Fun 5K,Fall Harvest Brewfest and the Phantom 4 Miler! We are looking for individuals to join our event committees. Committee members assist with securing sponsorships and auction items, event promotion, food & beverage, event errands, and more. The time commitment is typically a monthly meeting for 4-6 months for 60-90 minutes. Email communication and reliable transportation to meetings, the event and running errands, as needed, is required. Fundraising Committee volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older to join a planning committee.

Board of Directors

Animal House is accepting applications for our Board of Directors! For more information on our board member expectations please review ourBoard Recruitment Policy. Review ourBoard Application and follow the submission instructions listed. Send questions to our Executive Director, Ali Eccleston, via email at ali@animalhousehelp.org